Re: Need help identifying print


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Posted by Andrew (108.69.72.176) on January 18, 2016 at 02:10:05:

In Reply to: Need help identifying print posted by Maude on January 17, 2016 at 19:16:38:

Hello, Maude

It is an original kabuki actor print by Utagawa Kunisada.

A portrait of the actor Mimasu Gennosuke, in the role of a kabuki drama character.

It's quite old, I am thinking this was printed around the years 1835 - 1840.

The signature of the print is "Gototei Kunisada ga", which appears in the lower right corner.

The title of the play doesn't appear on the print.

The website below is the most-authoritive study of Kunisada

http://www.kunisada.de

Also, in the lower right corner is a date seal. It's hard to see in this photo. That may identify the particular year and month this was printed.


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